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Saints to get Premiership Rugby Cup underway against Bristol Bears

It might be a brand new competition, but familiar foes lie in wait for Northampton Saints in the Premiership Rugby Cup with this season’s fixtures announced today.

A Franklin’s Gardens showdown with newly-promoted Bristol Bears awaits in round one, before back-to-back trips to Coventry and the West Country to face Wasps and Gloucester respectively in consecutive weekends.

Following a break while the Gallagher Premiership and European Challenge Cup get back underway, the ‘Derby Day’ weekend forms the feature clashes of the competition, and sees Saints host East Midlands rivals Leicester Tigers at Franklin’s Gardens.

To see all of Saints’ 2018/19 Premiership Rugby Cup fixtures, please CLICK HERE. Fixtures will be able to download directly onto your calendar or mobile device in the coming weeks.

Premiership Rugby’s new Cup competition involves all 12 Gallagher Premiership Rugby clubs and will be played over four pool rounds, including the Derby Day, followed by the semi-finals and Final.

With total prize money of more than half a million pounds the Premiership Rugby Cup replaces the Anglo-Welsh Cup, and the final will be staged at the home ground of the highest-seeded team.

Saints find themselves in Pool three alongside Wasps, Gloucester and Bristol with the three pool winners and the best runner up moving into the semi-finals.

POOL ONE
Exeter Chiefs
Newcastle Falcons
Bath Rugby
Harlequins

POOL TWO
Saracens
Leicester Tigers
Sale Sharks
Worcester Warriors

POOL THREE
Wasps
Gloucester Rugby
Northampton Saints
Bristol Bears

Northampton Saints season tickets are still on sale for the 2018/19 season, with free entry for all home Wanderers fixtures once again included. Don't miss out and get yours now by CLICKING HERE.​